Why Study Here
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Hi, my name is Jeanie Carter. I own Bel Canto Studios....I know you have a choice. Things have been tough for everyone since the pandemic hit, so now more than ever, the teacher you choose has to add value to your life and understand what you want out of lessons. Everybody's different, so how I approach lessons depends on what you need. I try to be competitive and flexible. Check out my bio page to learn more about my teaching credentials and performing experience. I've been doing this for over 20 years, so I can honestly promise upbeat, engaging lessons every time we meet!
I am so proud of all my students. They work hard and accomplish much. Some perform for their own enjoyment. Others are represented by high-profile agents and managers in Chicago, NY, and LA. Many of them have pursued degrees in the performing arts. Some have starred in national tours, on TV, and in film. They've entertained for Disney, Universal Studios, cruise lines, and Broadway audiences. One of my voice students has a Tony nomination and Grammy to her credit. I've coached songwriters, band leaders, recording artists, and opera singers. Business professionals, doctors, and lawyers have also worked with me to improve their communication and presentation skills.
I hope you can see the possibilities. Let's make this happen! I will help you get to where you want to be.
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Our daughter has blossomed during the years she has studied with Jeanie. We feel that her future career is in good hands with the experience Jeanie brings to her. We look forward to this relationship for years to come.
KEVIN AND KERRI TENBRUNSEL, PARENTS
Our 10-year-old daughter has been taking voice lessons with Jeanie for two years. She has grown tremendously. Jeanie fosters her love of singing, builds her confidence, and improves her technique with every lesson.
JANE ECCLESTON, PARENT
Enrolling at Bel Canto Studios was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s been fundamental to my growth as an artist.
MARCUS ROSE, ADULT STUDENT
My son started piano five years ago with Jeanie. I’m very pleased with his progress. The level of challenge is just right. He’s had a blast working with her on a couple of comedic monologues too. Jeanie is a true professional.
JESSICA WHETTER, PARENT
My daughter studied piano with Jeanie for over ten years. Jeanie brought out the best in Lauren, patiently encouraging her and challenging her to grow. She not only has a strong foundation in keyboard technique and music theory but also knows how to bring musicianship and artistry to whatever she plays.
PAM CONROY, PARENT
This is the best music school I have come across in the Chicagoland area, and I’ve worked with many. Jeanie’s teaching style is geared to the individual child. Her students are outstanding.
GIGI FARACHI-HARRIS, VIDEOGRAPHER
My daughters have studied with Jeanie for several years. They have learned more than solid vocal technique and acting skills. She has empowered them with confidence, patience, perseverance, and a love for music. Jeanie is a blessing. I am so glad I found her.
MELANIE BAUMER, PARENT
My daughter studied voice at Bel Canto Inc for several years. Jeanie tailors her teaching to each student. She finds the perfect mix of laughter, work, creativity, friendship, and challenge. Jeanie’s high-quality teaching far exceeded our expectations.
SHERYL NELSON, PARENT
Jeanie has been my vocal coach for several years. Her practical tips help me to sing with ease throughout my entire range. Coaching sessions have encouraged me to develop my own style, get more comfortable on stage, and look for new ways to engage audiences when I speak publicly.
RUSS RIENDEAU, KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND RECORDING ARTIST
You were an amazing teacher and mentor during the six years I studied with you. Music used to be something I did. Now it’s part of who I am. You taught me things I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you for showing me my potential and encouraging me to live up to it!
NICOLE CHERECHWICH, OPERA SINGER
Jeanie is a remarkable teacher who always goes above and beyond to make sure her students succeed. I owe much of my success at Berklee College of Music to her. Bel Canto Inc is a truly unique and inspiring place to study music, guaranteed. You will not find a better place.
SAM CEGLAREK, RECORDING ARTIST in LA